Krista Groce, a Kent State graduate, is named Volunteer Assistant Coach.
Krista Rice begins her second season as Volunteer Assistant Coach. Rice brings with her a strong playing background at Kent State as well as valuable coaching experience at Davenport University. She is able to combine her strong work ethic and extensive knowledge of the sport on the sidelines.
The former Krista Groce served as an assistant coach at Davenport University for two years, (2010-12), and also served as the head coach of the Far Out Volleyball Club from 2009-12. During her time as head coach, she also served as a lead coach, mentoring other coaches in the club and assisting with practices and strategies.
Rice was also a junior varsity assistant coach at East Kentwood High School, her alma mater, in 2009. Before that, she was the head coach of Renaissance Cleveland 12's Regional Team.
Rice graduated from Kent State with a degree in exercise physiology and had a successful playing career from 2005-08. During her senior season, Rice led her team in blocks and was the Strength and Conditioning Volleyball Athlete of the Year.